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Goblin Squad Member. Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber. 6,430 posts (7,398 including aliases). 12 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 7 aliases.



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I'm not sure if there's an issue or not, but the above order spawned quite early and now seems stuck. It says its waiting for back ordered products, which doesn't seem like decent behaviour for a subscription+sidecart order. Would someone mind looking into it for me and beating things into shape as required?


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I really like the inclusion of maps in the new-look modules. I think it's been long overdue and the choices you've been making have been great, in my opinion. With all three modules, the tactical maps have been useful and appropriate whilst the other side has been a terrific player handout. (I have a minor quibble that I'd rather the buildings be labelled "barn", "church", etcetera as opposed to being numbered with a key, but that's a trivial objection).

I do have a complaint regarding the way they are attached though. With the first two, the glue was so strong I was unable to remove the map without creasing the cover of the modules. I put it down to incompetence on the user's part, however with Tears at Bitter Manor I was extremely careful - in this case the glue seems to have hardened or something and a small part of the map was torn. It's not really a big deal, but it is irritating.

Is there any reason these need to be glued in? I've bought plenty of RPG supplements with an included map that wasnt stuck in (or was stuck in with a minuscule drop of glue). Personally, I'd prefer perforation (although that has its own issues and my absolute first choice would just be to have the maps loose inside the back cover).


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What sort of penalties would apply for the following "offences":

    Owning a holy symbol or sacred text
    Casting a divine spell
    Being the willing target of a divine spell
    Preaching in private
    Praying in private
    Smiting evil
    Laying on hands
    Using another paladin power (detecting evil?)


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Our group rarely follows a "build" but rather make ad hoc choices each time we level up. What classes do you think are most amenable to this kind of approach?


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Curse of the Crimson Throne is on the way out (and AP#8 is sold out already, by the look) - one of Paizo's best APs, in my opinion. Same with Guide to Korvosa (one of the best Campaign Sourcebooks). If anyone doesnt have that yet, I'd strongly recommend it.


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Hi Paizo

My subscription just arrived and unfortunately, pages 1-16 are reprinted in place of pages 17-32 which are missing. Would you be able to organise a replacement with my next subscription shipment please?

Cheers
Steve


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I'm looking for a good place to put these in Golarion. Either currently existing towns I could substitute out for Hommlet and Nulb or empty areas that could have them introduced. Any opinions?


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I got my "we're about to ship" email on Thursday and there was the usual purchase authorisation of about a quarter of what the final charge will be (it showed up in my bank statement on 7th February). However, there have since been two more holds of roughly similar amounts (the differences probably explained by exchange rate fluctuations) on the 8th of February.

I've got some preorders and stuff, but they're not for a while. There was also a couple of books in my sidecart which merged, but I dont remember multiple authorisations before and it seemed odd to me - I wondered if there's some issue with the subscription run. Or is it just a thing that happens when multiple orders are merged?


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Is there any way to do that easily? At the moment I can search a thread for that user's name and get most times they're quoted (which is a useful workaround) but I'd like to be able to pop in to a two thousand post crane wing thread and just see what the developers have said (tax a random hypothetical).

It seems to me the website probably has a way to do it, but if its not a big, red, flashing button I'm not likely to find it.


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I'm curious if there's a noticeable cohort who buy the latest printings in hard copy when they're available. (Presuming that's not a rude question - apologies if it is).


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Hi Paizo people

Assuming order 2932130 has shipped (it includes my Wrath of the Righteous figures which I want) would you please be able to cancel my pathfinder battles subscription?

Also, I'd like to cancel the deluxe comics subscription (although keep my standard comics subscription going) if possible.

Cheers
Steve


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It doesnt seem that there are any future issues beyond #12. Is that just a brief hiatus or are they not continuing?


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A few days ago, I noticed a tab labelled "judges chambers" or something similar which appeared to be a separate set of forums, behind the main messageboards. I didn't have any time then but figured I'd go back and see what they were later. But now, I can't find them.

Any idea what that was? Where I can find them again?


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I can never remember when the upcoming products list is updated - is it soon?

I note that the module line will be 'fully released' in January. Granted the new quarterly schedule changes things, but it would be great to see what is in the works. (Similarly for the campaign setting line - I can make the obvious guesses based on the upcoming AP, but there's usually a surprise or two).


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Probably no big deal, but just in case, since it was October...

The above order has shipped to me and I got both the catalog and the comic. The system is still showing the catalog as pending though.


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Theres no rush really, but should I be worried that this is still pending? I know you've got a flood of orders at the moment, but it occurred to me that some of these might actually be out of print and that may be causing a delay.

Cheers


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Hi Paizo

Would you please cancel my order of the Numenera adventure? Turns out it was in my FLGS today and I have no impulse control.

Cheers
Steve


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What AP would you like them to release after Skulls and Shackles?

My request:

Curse of the Crimson Throne


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What does the following section of the rules apply to:

The Rules wrote:
You may explore your location once per turn. Many effects allow you to explore again on your turn; if, during a single exploration, multiple effects each give you an additional exploration, it counts as a total of 1 more exploration, not a series of additional explorations.

My first read through was essentially that everyone could explore once and you could only make further explorations if you had some card/power/etcetera which specifically granted you an additional exploration. However, that pretty much summarises the rule up to the semi-colon. What does the bolded mean? Or rather, how does it matter?


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Is this good advice or not?

Our group doesnt switch character classes very often so there are several base classes we've never played. I would have thought learning the rules for a base class only so I could 'unlearn' some of them later when I played an archetype would be less efficient than just learning how the archetype worked from the get-go.

The quote above seemed to meet with approval from people who know the game well though, so I wondered if there was something I'm missing.


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I've just managed to complete the second adventure using just one character (Amiri), although I failed a few attempts. Some of the enemies seemed quite brutal with just one character - the Skinsaw man, for example has his difficulty necessarily increased by 1d4, plus by the time you fight him, you've picked up two haunts which effectively increase it by another two.

I concede I'm not particularly good at games, nonetheless it seems like a definite increase in diffiuclty to me and I wonder if it's actually supposed to be possible to get all the way through with just one character or whether it's ultimately going to become mathematically impossible?


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Hi CS people

I'm hoping to amend my shipping options to "ship as soon as possible" so I dont need to wait until December for November's comics. Unfortunately, I've been unable to open "My Subscriptions" for the last couple of days.

Would you be able to adjust my shipping preferences and then maybe let the tech team know about this issue?

Cheers
Steve


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It's been sitting at the top of my 'threads with recent posts' list for a whole day now without any actual posts that I can see.


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I'm just looking back over my order history (if CS has any thoughts on the likelihood of this post possibly being implemented, I'd be glad to hear them. Granted it's probably not desperately high on the to-do list, but I figured it might be relatively easy.) and it appears to me that there were a few orders you neglected to bill me for.

I wonder if it's an actual thing, or if it's just a display error arising from merged/broken up orders? Anyhow, the orders in question are:

Order 2225569 5th September 2012
Order 2056816 6th May 2012

If I have received them for nothing, please feel free to treat this as authorisation to charge me for them. They're not particularly significanct orders, but I figured if it's a glitch in your billing system it'd be worth hearing about.


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Just under my pending orders, there's a note:

My Order History wrote:
You have 619 orders in your order history.

Any chance it would be easy to add "...since Nov 12 2008, totalling $x.xx"?


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Given the update to the PDF, is it safe to assume that ordering a copy of The Beginner Box from you will get us a second printing? Or are you still running down first printing stock?

I note it's not (yet) showing as an errata document - do I need to wait for that?


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Just out of curiosity, has the paizo superscriber forum tag been abolished?


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I have two subscriptions to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and am expecting to receive two of the promo cards each month.

Currently, my subscription page is showing I'll only get one Blessing of Zarongel in October.

Further, according to that page, I'm set to receive one each of both Dance with Squealy Nord and Birdcruncher Crown in December (with set three).

Presumably that's just a display glitch, but I figured it might be worth mentioning in case it was all automated and bad things started happening.


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The introduction describes itself as that, but I can't see the OGL license anywhere. Is that something that should have been edited out?


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I'm not an enormous fan of bestiaries (Tome of Horrors plus the current bestiaries plus the monsters from the APs is more than I'll ever need).

However, I think a bestiary of mythic monsters covering the gamut of CRs and MRs would be a useful addition to the library. Has there been any discussion about the likelihood or desirability of something like that?

Also, how do you spell likelyhood? >(


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In another thread, 137ben asked a question and here is my answer. I figured it might be something others would have different opinions on:

137ben wrote:

Back in 2e/3.0/3.5 there were a lot of setting specific books with both fluff and crunch that could be adapted fairly easily to other settings, so I ended up buying and using a lot of setting-specific books for settings I never played in. So far, I haven't bought any of the Golarion books, though, but I am considering it, and pantheon books were always something I found useful.

How much has/will adaptability been/be incorporated in this book? Should I even be paying attention to PFCS releases?
(I'd love to here responses to my questions based on previous PFCS books, even if the devs haven't released enough information about this particular book to make an accurate assessment on).

I think a number of the previous campaign setting releases may well be of interest. What constitutes 'usable' is obviously a pretty subjective thing – I have no interest in and cant really comment on the mechanical value of the following, but (fwiw) the following are the campaign setting books I'd find most useful for inspiration/flavour material even if I weren't running a game in Golarion:

The books of the damned:
Volume 1 - Princes of Darkness
Volume 2 - Lords of Chaos
Volume 3 - Horsemen of the Apocalypse

These are tied very heavily to Golarion's cosmology, but I think there is a huge amount of material here to adapt to another setting. They are amongst the best 'in character' sourcebooks Paizo has produced, in my opinion. I really enjoyed just sitting and reading them cover to cover.

The various "Monsters Revisited" books:
Classic Monsters Revisited
Dragons Revisited (Although this is the weakest of the line, in my view)
Dungeon Denizens Revisited
Classic Horrors Revisited
Misfit Monsters Redeemed (Another that didn’t really do it for me – there were a number of people who seemed to like it though, so I include it for completeness).
Undead Revisited
Mythical Monsters Revisited
Giants Revisited
Mystery Monsters Revisited (Not really my cup of tea – I like more vanilla, western European, tolkienesque fantasy monsters. Nonetheless, I think this was done quite well if I were into more ‘out there’ monsters).
Fey Revisited
Demons Revisited

These are amongst my favourite of Paizo's sourcebooks. It's rare that I read one of these monster entries without getting immediately inspired to create an adventure/opponent/scene featuring the creature in question. They inevitably have some which you'll like and some which just wont sit well with you, but I think they are great for ensuring you don't get stuck in a rut and that there's more difference between a goblin, a bugbear and an ogre than just the CR.

Various of the City Guides/Etcetera:
Guide to Korvosa (This was my all-time favourite paizo sourcebook for quite a long time).
Cities of Golarion
Heart of the Jungle
Magnimar City of Monuments
City of Strangers (The Kaer Maga sourcebook).

This last batch are probably the most heavily tied to Golarion. I’ve listed them in order of decreasing ‘adaptability’ (in my opinion, anyhow). The Guide to Korvosa is one of the best written city sourcebooks I’ve ever seen and I think could easily be transplanted as a standalone city state/vassal of some ‘evil empire’ without too much trouble. Similarly with the others – Kaer Maga and some of the Cities in Cities of Golarion are perhaps too closely tied to Golarion (both of those sourcebooks are excellent though and well worth a read).

Other sundry books from the campaign line:
Classic Treasures Revisited
Artifacts and Legends

These would possibly depend on running a ‘magic items are special’ campaign. However, if you are looking at something like that, I think these would give great material for legends/backstory/etcetera that would be easy enough to adapt.


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Hi paizo CS people

My subscriptions page shows that i'll receive one each of the fire sneeze and poog of zarongel cards (both of which I've already received two of in August) and only one of the upcoming blessing of zarongel card (which I was expecting two of in October).

Is that just a weird "we're between shipments and the promo card code isn't displaying properly" thing? Or should I be worried that I'll only receive one promo card next month?

Cheers
Steve


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When the issue of boxed sets comes up, the general comment is that they are uneconomical - that producing boxes of stuff is just hard to do without having to charge so much that hardly anyone will buy them.

I wondered if anything had changed in that regard given the experiences over the last couple of years with the Beginner Box and (more pertinently, since you're presumably more conerned with profitability) the Pawns boxes and Adventure Card Game. They all have high quality boxes and artwork and are packed with components.

Is it still in the 'too hard' basket? Or can I dream that one day there'll be a way to produce an Absalom boxed set? Or a set detailing the dungeons beneath Kaer Maga? I know you construct 'virtual boxes' via themed/linked products in your various lines we can assemble ourselves. It's not the same though...


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Hi Paizo

I've decided to have a year or two focussed on other people rather than myself. Unfortunately, that means my RPG budget is going to be curtailed somewhat and I'd like to cancel most of my subscriptions. There are some preorders sitting there and I'd like to retain all of them (I realise the prices are going to change once they get around to shipping).

Would you please work your CS magic so that I can just retain one of the card subscriptions, the pathfinder tales subscription and both of the adventure card game subscriptions? If you would cancel all the others (whether they are currently single or multiple subs) I'd appreciate it.

Your products are awesome and your staff even awesomer - this is no statement about quality. Every year I've figured you must have peaked, only to be blown away by the following year's product. It's just I've decided my focus has been a little selfish of late (count the I's and me's in this post :p).

Cheers
Steve


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It's a minor thing, but the reversal of monsters and barriers on the some of the cards is an annoying source of occasional error when dealing out location decks at the start of a scenario. It's quick to grab the monster deck and deal the number of cards shown on the top row to each location, then take the barrier deck and deal the second row, etcetera. Trouble is a handful of the locations list barrier first.


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Is there any way to bail on a scenario if it becomes clear things are going badly?

I've been playing through with just one character to get a feel for the rules before playing with the group and I've been surprised at how much I've enjoyed it. Now I want to see if I can get Amiri through the entire AP. :)

Trouble is, there have been one or two times where I've rolled badly early on (or walked into explosive runes) and death is pretty much inevitable. It seems to me that one character is going to face that kind of thing a lot and the penalty for dying is likely to end up being quite substantial.


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Does this card make an appearance anywhere in any of the scenarios?


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Now that bases are available separately, is there any reason the larger sets need to have them included?

I can see an argument for their inclusion in the Bestiary Box (as a kind of "entry product" with everything you need), but who is being served by including bases in the Bestiary 2 Box? Are there many people who will own that set but not any of the others?

Cutting them out would reduce the cost of the set (perhaps marginally) due to the production costs and the ability to make the box smaller. Of more significance though would be the likely shipping savings (for some). Additionally, it means those of us with many sets wont keep amassing bags of redundant bases.

It seems to me that with future 'big box releases' you could equally provide a 'bases included bundle' (with the pawn set plus a bag of bases) on each product page. That way people who wanted to pick up some more bases could effortlessly include them, but for those of us with dozens of the things we could opt-out and not have to have unnecessary things shipped with those releases.


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With the release of Ultimate Campaign and the latest printing of the core rulebook, I had assumed that you had decided to switch the production of the hardcovers to a matte internal finish, as opposed to the more glossy paper used previously.

I just got my copy of Mythic Adventures and it appears to be a return to the more glossy paper (akthough perhaps not quite as glossy as the earlier releases). Is that right? Or is it just the vagaries of production variances?

I'm sure it's one of those issues with advocates on both sides, but FWIW I much prefer the matte finish. Glossy paper books are far less appealing to me.


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JMD031 gets credit for the idea.

I think these would sell.


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I get my subs sent USPS priority mail and I just noticed (thanks to a Frog God Games shipment notification) that they now provide an international tracking service which seems to work pretty well. Is that something paizo will be able to add for us eventually?

No doubt it would be a pain to implement, but I for one would appreciate it (and CS would no doubt like it if I could fret on my own without having to involve them :p)


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Hi patio CS

would you please remove the following product from my sidecart?

Warhammer 40,000 - Deathwatch RPG: The Emperor's Chosen

Thanks
Steve


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Not often, but every now and again, I'd like to be able comment on the paizo/news articles/releases.


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Ideally, I'd like to get them solely as a private message, but I'm guessing that's not going to happen. If I could receive them as pms as well as email, it would be useful to me.


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It's predominantly cosmetic, but the above message isnt working properly for me anymore.

When I favorite a post it initially displays as per usual, but if I revisit the thread it counts me in as "x people have marked this as a favorite", leading me to re-favorite posts from time to time (at which point it changes to "You and x-1 people have marked this as a favorite").

Not a big deal, but I figured it might be a symptom of something more important.


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I've been looking forward to this for ages. I like stories about goblins much more than when they show up in the game.

Were both stories co-written? Or did Erik write one (and if so which)?

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